Sometimes known as "Gardskagi" is a small town just five minutes from Keflavik. This small fisherman town has for a long time attracted tourists and travelers due to it's beach and light house. The small shore is often visited to get a glimpse of the sunrise, or sunset, which is incredibly beautiful in the area and being as quiet as it is, it makes the experience even more gripping.
Outdoor enthusiasts should not miss out on the chance of visiting the Town of Gardur if they are traveling through the Reykjanes Peninsula. The history of the town is based on the fishing industry, being very near to good fishing grounds, Gardur was once the most populated village in the South West coast.
On gardskagi you can find diverse birdlife, dolphins or whales near the shorem untouched nature and an interesting regional museum with an extraordinary collection of engines.
Where is Gardur?
Gardur is only about 10 minutes driving from Hotel Keflavik. Our staff can, and will happily assist you with getting driving directions
The lighthouse was built in 1897. It was originally built on solid land but due to erosion it now stands almost on the shore itself. The lighthouse has been renovated through out since it's original construction but last renovation was made in 2008. It has been a frequent stop for photographers as a scenic landmark to take photos, especially during sunsets and the northern lights. If you are a photographer then we with out a doubt encourage you to visit the lighthouse.Explore Reykjanes